Epub Online Lady of the Butterflies ç Fiona Mountain – doctorio.us
2 12 stars I hate it when I have a love hate relationship with a book It makes deciding to keep reading or dump difficult It also makes rating difficult I m going with 3 stars but my real rating is like 2 stars I sually round p if I think a book is worth checking out and even though I found
SOME PARTS OF THIS BOOK IRRITATING I DO THINK parts of this book irritating I do think is worth looking into The beginning parts were interesting Eleanor s relationship with her father was rather fascinating to me While he was a strict Puritan he was also open minded to new ideas and seemed to indulge Eleanor when it came to her education You would think this would make him likeable but he was also a complete jerk sometimes It made him a well rounded character Eleanor howeverI don t know I liked her sometimes but other times I just wanted throttle to her She was just so darn na ve While I realize her personality was mostly due to her strict Puritan pbringing and lack of experience as she grew her naivety didn t go away Her constant mooning over Edward and Then Richard Just About Did Richard just about did in Those are the parts where this book read like a sappy romance and less as a historical fiction And this led to weird pacing in the book The parts that shined were the beautiful scenery descriptions talk of the political times and Eleanor s butterfly discoveries but I felt like I had to wade through all the romance drama to get to those good parts By the end of the book the only character I really liked was Jam. Born into a world seething with treachery and suspicion Eleanor Goodricke grows p on the Somerset Levels just after the English Civil Wars heiress to her late mother's estates and daughter
Fiona Mountain ↠ 9 free readEs Petiver the apothecary who introduced "Eleanor to entomology While it seems the ending stayed true to life I had a hard "to entomology While it seems the ending stayed true to life I had a hard nderstanding Eleanor and Richard s convoluted marriage I also didn t Shotgun Bride understand Eleanor s decision at the end view spoilerThis is a woman who chased down her husband for days looking for her son and then all of a sudden she decides she needs freedom It didn t make sense to me Had she come to the realization that she couldn t fight society and win any I would venderstood but to just forgive and leave it all was beyond my comprehension hide spoiler Just didn t grab me Lovely writing style if a bit too descriptive at times Author obviously has talent The problem for me is I m not interested in the draining of England s swamps and rivers or Puritans For me to spend 4 days reading a 500 page novel it must GRAB me and hold me This particular tale is too slow for my taste If was cropped to 300 pages or thereabouts and got to the point I
would probably love it Thus DNF Beauty AND brains That is theprobably love it Thus DNF Beauty AND brains That is the combination to a man right If so Thus DNF Beauty AND brains That is the combination to a man right If so Eleanor Glanville had it all Class as the daughter of a nobleman and In Lady of the Butterflies author Fiona Mountain tackles the life of the spirited and tenacious Eleanor Glanville Known today as one of the pioneer entomologists of the 17th century Eleanor was an anomaly among the women of her day and her personal life was no less captivating Raised by her staunch Puritan father after. F a Puritan soldier who fears for his brilliant daughter with her dangerous passion for natural history and for butterflies in particularHer reckless courage will take her to places where no. .
The death of her mother and "sister Eleanor s childhood was sheltered and lonely For a child whose very soul craved fresh "Eleanor s childhood was sheltered and lonely For a child whose very soul craved fresh freedom and nature she found it difficult to adhere to the restrictions of her father s religion Though education was for boys Eleanor s father encouraged her studies in nature especially her love of butterflies as to him they were a sign from God of hope and eternal life Not everyone appreciated Eleanor s inuisitive nature though and townspeople were sure she was a little touched in the head After all this was the 17th century and superstition rampant in small towns with many still believing that butterflies are souls of the ndead and to study them is akin to witchcraft Through love passion heartache and diversity readers follow Eleanor through her life as a mother wife lover and scientist At the soul of the novel is Eleanor s passionate love affair with the devastatingly charming Richard Glanville With all its beautiful complexities and layers I was entranced by
the intensity of their relationshipA mix of historical fact and the authorintensity of their relationshipA mix of historical fact and the author imagination Lady of the Butterflies is an elegantly written novel that kept me p til all hours of the night and had me The Sweetest Burn (Broken Destiny, utterly gripped from page one I have since added her other books to my wishlist and will be recommending this novel to everyone I know Never again will I look at butterflies without thinking of the extraordinary Eleanor Glanville view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler. Woman of her day ever dared to go Her fearless ambition will give her a place in history for all time But it is her passionate heart which will lead her into a consuming love and mortal peril.